I make paintings and objects largely as memori-
als to commemorate the more internal, lonely and
ephemeral aspects of life. When I work I like to
think about the universe in an animistic sense
that encompasses all of the natural world includ-
ing our ancestors, animals, plants, insects, the
elements - and the life forces and experiences
connecting all of these.

Edwina Time Traveler is a protagonistic character who appears in found settings and tableaus along with other actors, found objects, and environments. 

Out of these assemblages a lineage of stories is created, each with their own intrinsic meaning that “resists interpretive consensus”. “She” (Edwina Time Traveler) refers not just to Edwina but to the overall result of the indirect collection of disparate elements with themes of disruption of conformity and unexpected juxtapositions. Edwina Time Traveler is a collage where the change of environment, costume, and characters continually renegotiate Edwina’s role.

As in the process of the Surrealist game of “Exquisite Corpse” the participants in Edwina Time Traveler are active agents in the making of the work through collaboration and collusion. In “Exquisite Corpse”  one person draws on a piece of paper, folds it over and then passes it to another person for them to add their drawing onto the blank part of the paper. Finally when the paper is full, the drawing is unfolded and an image with its own meaning independent of the parts or the individual artist emerges. Many other artists have used a similar technique like Joseph Cornell in the construction of his miniature ”shadow boxes” or Robert Rauschenberg and his anthropomorphically scaled “Combines”.

Each of us is an actor traveling through our own time. We all wear a costume or a mask in this collective collage. As Edwina is the protagonist in this drama called Edwina Time Traveler, so does everyone have someone or something that appears and changes the direction or course of their own travels.

As in the process of the Surrealist game of “Exquisite Corpse” the participants in Edwina Time Traveler are active agents in the making of the work through collaboration and collusion. In “Exquisite Corpse”  one person draws on a piece of paper, folds it over and then passes it to another person for them to add their drawing onto the blank part of the paper. Finally when the paper is full, the drawing is unfolded and an image with its own meaning independent of the parts or the individual artist emerges. Many other artists have used a similar technique like Joseph Cornell in the construction of his miniature ”shadow boxes” or Robert Rauschenberg and his anthropomorphically scaled “Combines”.

Each of us is an actor traveling through our own time. We all wear a costume or a mask in this collective collage. As Edwina is the protagonist in this drama called Edwina Time Traveler, so does everyone have someone or something that appears and changes the direction or course of their own travels.

Edwina Time Traveler is known to the Virgin Mary and Wooly Mammoths.

"Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask and he will tell you the truth." - Oscar Wilde